It’s raining outside. A downpour accompanied by a dazzling display of light and sound. Jagged lightning bolts streak down like falling spears. Thunder jolts the house like a mini earthquake.
I am in my house. I’m dry. Not a drop of rain is falling on me. I am keenly aware of the deluge, thunder and lightning outside, but I’m not affected by it. My house is sturdy and the roof doesn’t leak. I’m thankful.
Since I am in my house and unaffected by this good ole Arkansas thunderstorm, does it not also imply that standing in my yard outside my house I would therefore be very affected by the storm? Of course!
The thunderstorm of evil, sin, and death is ravaging people’s lives all around us. Instead of coming in out of the storm, our society is finding new ways and old ways of redefining what it means to be in the storm.
“Don’t judge me because I choose to stand in the rain, soaked and sick, lightning striking all around me,” many people reason to themselves, justifying that evil and sin is ok, normal, or even good.
God has invited us to come in out of the storm of sin and into His Son Jesus Christ. He is the house of safety and salvation in the midst of the constant storm.
“There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus.”
Romans 8:1 ESV
If you belong to Christ, the power of His life-giving Spirit frees you from the power of sin that leads to eternal death.
Since there is no condemnation in Christ Jesus, doesn’t it make since that there is condemnation outside of Jesus Christ? Of course! No, I do not condemn you, your sin does that.
God loves you so much! He does not want to leave you out in the storm. God’s grace is a place of no condemnation! Please come into the house out of the storm! Come into Jesus who saves you from condemnation.
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